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stingray neck/std/slo?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ampeg2, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Is it possable to trade the rosewood standard neck on my stingray for a slo rosewood neck ? Thank you.
  2. boristhespider9


    Sep 9, 2008

    Call Ernie Ball customer service and ask or go to the forum on the Music Man web site and see what you can find.

    My guess...no.

    The Slo Special is awesome by the way. I recommend an HS version.
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  4. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    EBMM customer service is really good. If you go to music-man.com and click Contact Us, you can send an email and they will respond, usually within a day.

    My suspicion would be that they did not change the Stingray body just for the SLO version, so, if true, the necks should interchange. But, that's just my speculation.

    Personally, if I had a Stingray 4, and wanted the SLO neck, I would have a serious look at just replacing the SR4 with a Sterling 4. That will give you the SLO neck profile. And the Sterling, set in Parallel mode, will give you the Stingray sound. The only difference being a ceramic magnet pickup instead of an alnico. I personally prefer the ceramic sound as it's slightly more aggressive sounding. And, if you're talking about single H models, the Sterling will give you 3-way switching for more tone options, where the Stingray has no switching - it's Parallel only.
  5. I do have a sterling ,but played a/b the stingray just has a fuller richer sound just my opinion. The sterling neck has put me on this mission...
  6. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I doubt EB will sell you one. They usually only exchange things for the same exact make/model/color/etc.
    Matt R likes this.
  7. boristhespider9


    Sep 9, 2008

    I own both also. Just FYI, the Slo Special neck is not exactly a Sterling neck. It is 1.5 at the nut and is slimmer than a Standard Stingray neck, but is still a little thicker than a Sterling neck. I confirmed this with EBMM customer service. Also, the Slo Special has the same number of frets as a standard Stingray, which is one less that a Sterling, of course. I still love my Slo Special HS!
  8. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I'm going to say no, because they have had people wanting to trade in necks with maple board for rosewoods boards and vice versa, and they have turned them down. So if that's any indication....
  9. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Yeah I don't know why people call it a Sterling neck...it isn't a Sterling neck at all.
    neck shape different
    number of frets different, so length is different
    headstock size different
  10. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    I think he was asking whether swapping one would fit, not whether EBMM would do him a trade-in.

    Because it's the nut width of a Sterling, instead of a Stingray.
  11. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    That sounds odd to me. Have you verified that your Sterling has the pickup height set to the factory spec?

    I had a 2000 Stingray 5, which did not sound as full as a new Sterling 5 - and they should sound exactly the same. Once I realized that, I checked the spec and my SR5 pickup was way lower than the spec. I raised it up and, boom, it suddenly sounded huge.
  12. boristhespider9


    Sep 9, 2008

    Yea, but that's only one component of a neck's specs. There are a lot of 1.5 necks out there that don't feel like a Sterling or, for that matter, a Jazz bass, neck.

    But people oversimplify it and just say that it's a Stingray with a Sterling neck. Music Man doesn't really clarify that issue either and sites like Musicians Friend and Bass Central advertise it that way.
  13. bobicidal


    Mar 28, 2013
    San Jose, CA
    Old thread sorry but search is not finding what I want: if you want a Stingray with SLO neck with single pup it is a custom order? I have searched around eBay, amazon, listings here, every SLO is an HH or the rare SH. Guess emailing them is next. Rather not wait to try one
  14. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    wes virginny
    No, but that does seem to be the case with ebay and Amazon sellers at the moment. Go to basscentral.com. they've got pleny of new 4h slo's in stock. Plus, they will custom order for you if you want.